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Funke Akindele's 'Return of Jenifa' rakes in N10 million in 7days

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Barely a week of its release to the cinemas, “The Return of Jenifa” (TROJ) has out sold all other Nollywood movies at the cinema in the country, a feat which many believe may rank the movie as one of the fastest grossing Nollywood movies.

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The feat is more remarkable as the movie is only showing in three cinemas- Silverbird Lagos and Abuja and Ozone Cinema in Yaba, Lagos. Recording such a feat may not come as a surprise because Funke is renowned for churning out blockbusters movies. Movies like Jenifa and Omo Ghetto were said to have sold in their numbers.

The impressive showing which has already earned the producer more than N10 million in seven may see the producer earning more as some of the cinemas have asked for a two weeks extension. This means the movie will be at the cinema for four weeks.

Since its premier at The Muson Center on the Friday, October 7, the movie has been earning the applause and respect of industry people who trooped out in their numbers to support the actress at the premiere.

Some of the celebrities who thronged the premiere included the First Lady of Lagos Eldee, Dayo Adeneye, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Oge Okoye, Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka, AY, Julius Agwu, Tunde Kelani, Ireti Osayemi, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chioma Chukwuka, Helen Paul, Queen Nwokoye, Adora Ukoh, Kunle Bakare, Mayor Akinpelu and others.

The Return of Jenifa which was shot within and outside the country features an impressive cast which parades both music and movie stars such as Eldee the Don, Banky W, Denrele, Antar Laniyan, Helen Paul and others. The movie was shot by DJ Tee.

Funke Akindele 'The Bix Girl' has done it. What word do you have for her? Read more »

Nollywood Actress Uche Ogbodo On The Run Over N300k Debt

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It is sometimes appalling the way most Nigerian artistes, especially the ladies among them, in their desperation to acquire more things than their married friends or colleagues, are sometimes led into greater mess. Some of them go as low as sleeping around for money while some go into borrowing.

Recently some of them have been accused of defrauding people in the name of making money to really feel among. Read on...

But the case of Uche Ogbodo, the fair-skinned actress who became popular for nearly revealing her breasts in one of the pictures she took sometime ago in the name of attracting attention, is different from the popular ones as it’s been revealed she is now in the habit of buying things on credit.

Uche, we learnt, has been doing that for sometime now, but it did not go down well with the owner of My Wardrobe and Accessories, a boutique located somewhere on Toyin Street, Ikeja, where the actress went to book for some Italian and American bags to the tune of more than N300,000, only for her to ask for the home address of the owner of the boutique, one Jennifer, with a promise to come and pick the wares at her home somewhere in Ajah area of Lagos later. She also promised she’d be coming with the money for the bags then.

The story however changed when Uche got to Jennifer’s house to pick the wares. Uche was said to have come up with a story that she was returning from somewhere which made it impossible for her to get money to pay for the goods. She again promised she would pay the money the next working day and Jennifer accepted the promise based on Uche’s status. But since then, which is some months ago, she’s been trying to reach the actress to no avail.

It was also reliably gathered that she has promised to disgrace the actress whenever or wherever she sees her.

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Nollywood Actress Susan Peters Photo Shoot

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Nollywood Actress Susan Peters shot the sexy promo pictures below during the summer. She is a Nollywood actress and model. Her first Nollywood movie was 'Wasted Effort' in 2002, directed by Andy Amanechi.

In a previous interview, when asked how would she compare modelling in Nigeria now with obtained 10 years ago. This was what she had to say:

"The modelling industry in Nigeria now is a bit slow. You have people who have been modelling for a very long time still having to go for auditions before they could get a job. I mean there should be some grace and considerations, based on one‘s experience. Abroad, they cast them, take picture and send messages across to their agents. But they don‘t do that here in Nigeria. What they do today is to tell you to send good pictures suitable for auditions, and you go there and see half of Lagos population. It is very frustrating. Professional models should be dealt with professionally."

Here are some of her exclusive photos, she is a modelling actress:

We've heard some people argue that Susan Peters is prettier than Genevieve Nnaji, but we disagree with that statement. However, you be the judge...who is prettier: Susan Peters or Genevieve?

Photography by SHOLACREATIVE – Read more »

I didn’t fight Jim Iyke, we only had issues – Emeka Ike

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After the reconciliation that took guests who graced the last month opening ceremony of Chika Ike’s Fancy Nancy shop, in Abuja by surprise, Emeka Ike has declared that he never had a fight with the bad boy actor Jim Iyke.

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For many years, Emeka Ike and Jim have been sworn enemies but at the event which attracted some of Nollywood’s big wigs, the duo buried the hatchet and agreed to allow by gone be by gone.

The reconciliation is the biggest and the most talked about thing to happen to Nollywood this year.

Emeka admitted that he had issues with Jim Iyke, but it was not such that resulted in exchanging blows as widely reported in some sections of the media.

“Jim is my boy, and he will always be my boy. We had minor issues but it was not a fight. I never had a fight with Jim. Unfortunately, the media cashed in on the misunderstanding and blew it out of proportion. As Christians, all that is gone now.” Emeka told HVP on telephone.

The reconciliation drama, started when Emeka who flew into Abuja from Lagos, on that fateful day was the first to arrive the event venue alongside Mike Ezuruonye. And as the event was rounding off, Jim Iyke was said to have sneaked in. His next move however shocked everyone at the social gathering, as he reached out and hugged Emeka. Soon both entertainers were posing for several shots to immortalise their reconciliation. What a sweet way of settling scores!

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Jim Iyke and Emeka Ike Settle Fight

by NMN (Staff) / 2,459 Views

Good News: Nollywood actor Emeka Ike has resolved his hot fight with actor Jim Iyke. The two former sworn enemies have apparently buried their "not so relevant" quarrel and are friends once again after years of battling each other.

Jim Iyke & Emeka Ike at Chika Ike’s Boutique Opening

Emeka and Jim got into hot fight few months ago over struggle for supremacy.

The reconcialiation happened in the official opening up of Chika Ike’s multi million naira shop in Abuja on Saturday, the 24th of Sept, 2011.

Emeka Ike validated the reconciliation by saying” Jim is my boy and will always be my boy,we had issues but as Christians it is all gone now.

This is good for both actors, now they can focus on important things like collaborating to make more money, right? or what do you think? Read more »